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MPs Call for Action Over IT Failures, Target Cloud Service Providers

MPs from the influential Treasury Committee have slammed the “unacceptable” level of IT failures in financial institutions, warning that greater penalties should be exerted on institutions that fail to meet requirements and calling for the UK’s three major regulators – the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority, and the Bank of England – to be…

FCA Pledges Major Investment in Data Analytics

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has come in for its fair share of criticism over the years, both in the wake of the financial crisis and in the run-up to Brexit – and as the FinTech revolution sweeps across the global financial markets, the regulator is struggling to find its place in this brave…

US Regulators Join Global Financial Innovation Network

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have confirmed their membership of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN). They join 46 other financial authorities, central banks, and other international organisations with the goal of fostering greater…

EBA to Prioritise AML in 2020 Work Programme, ESMA to Focus on EMIR 2.2

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has released its Work Programme for 2020, with a focus on prioritising anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, moving towards an integrated EU data hub, and delivering the new ‘Basel IV’ banking package. The authority plans to work “intensively” on the mandates from the Risk Reduction Measures (RRM) package with a view…

FCA Sets Out Latest Expectations for Firms on Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is hustling to keep up with the ever-changing goalposts of the UK’s departure from the EU – and with the political landscape shifting day to day, that is no easy task. In a bid to clarify requirements and calm understandable nerves within the industry, the regulator has issued new…

Managing Regulatory Change and Driving Efficiencies – A Debate

As the volume of regulation continues to increase, with regulators not always managing to achieve consistency across frameworks and jurisdictions, how can financial institutions keep up with the ever-changing requirements – and match compliance needs that can sometimes feel conflicting? In one of the most popular panels of the day at the recent RegTech Summit…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2019/2020 – Seventh Edition

Welcome to A-Team Group’s best read handbook, the Regulatory Data Handbook, which is now in its seventh edition and continues to grow in terms of the number of regulations covered, the detail of each regulation and the impact that all the rules and regulations will have on data and data management at your institution. This…

RegTech Summit London Fast Approaching – Have You Booked Your Place?

The third annual edition of A-Team Group’s highly sought-after RegTech Summit is nearly here! On October 3, 2019 industry leaders, regulators, practitioners and providers will converge on the etc.venues at St Paul’s London to discuss the most innovative and effective approaches for building a better regulatory environment. This year is our strongest line-up yet, with…

Focus on Resiliency on the Rise as Cyber Threats Grow

By Jason Harrell, Executive Director, Technology Risk Management & Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity Partnerships at DTCC. Resiliency has rapidly moved up industry and regulatory agendas as the threat of material disruption within the financial services sector (“sector”), including the continued growth of cyber threats, has moved from unlikely to inevitable. Resiliency is the…

Q&A: RegTech Firms Should Be Regulated by the FCA, Says Jane Jee

Jane Jee, CEO at Kompli-Global, has some strong views on the current challenges facing the RegTech industry, and what the regulators themselves could do to fix them. Here, she speaks candidly to RegTech Insight about her views on building a robust RegTech industry in a post-4MLD/5MLD (EU Money Laundering Directive) world. What do you consider…